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Morning Sports Update: Tom Brady’s mom tells him he’s just as fast as Russell Wilson and Cam Newton

Good morning, sports fans.

Tom Brady spoke about his parents at event in New York on Tuesday. Amy Sussman/AP

Tom Brady’s mom may be a bit delusional about the quarterback’s speed, the Red Sox beat the Rays, 7-3, and a fan was struck by a broken bat at Fenway Park.

Tom Brady’s mom tells him he’s just as fast as Cam Newton and Russell Wilson: “My mom was always the one that would say, ‘You can do it! You can do it, sweetheart.’ She stills says that,” Brady said at an event for Dick Sporting Goods Foundation in New York on Tuesday. “I’ll say ‘Mom, I’m not like, guys like Cam Newton and Russell Wilson, they make all these great plays with their feet and [she’ll say], ‘Well, you’re just as fast as they are!'” (CBSSports.com)

Isaiah Thomas says Hawks are not ‘a scary defensive team’: “If we start to knock down our shots, it’s going to make it easier for us to execute on the offensive end,” Thomas said in a conference call Wednesday. “But first two games we haven’t been able to shoot the ball. All the Hawks are doing is packing the paint, and we continue to attack the paint. Then all five guys are there anytime someone attacks it.” (WEEI.com)

Red Sox fan struck by broken bat at Fenway Park: A Red Sox fan was hit by part of a broken bat at Fenway Park Wednesday night. The bat fragment flew over the newly expanded protective netting and hit Dylan Santos about 15 rows up in the stands. (CBSBoston.com)

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Xander Bogaerts says quad injury isn’t serious: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts had to leave Wednesday night’s 7-3 win over the Rays with tightness in his left quad after scoring from first on a double by David Ortiz in the fifth inning. (Red Sox.com)

MRI reveals no structural damage to Joe Kelly’s throwing shoulder: An MRI revealed no structural damage after the pitcher was removed from Tuesday’s start following just 23 pitches and four batters. He was immediately placed on the disabled list with right shoulder impingement. There is no timetable on his return. (WEEI.com)

Mookie Betts hits a two-run homer against Rays:

History says LB Shea McClellin will make impact for Patriots: When considering if the New England Patriots might be able to do what the Chicago Bears couldn’t, and tap the potential that made linebacker Shea McClellin a 2012 first-round draft choice, Tully Banta-Cain comes to mind. (ESPN.com)

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